It’s almost time to get that takeaway menu and beer out and celebrate the weekend. Therefore I’ve put together a pick of all the best TV out there, after all in January staying in is the new going out.
BBC One 9pm Hustle
It may a bit “out there” but Hustle is a fun watch. It features a bunch of con artists enjoying a life of big-money scams in a glamorous, high-rolling version of London.
BBC One 6:30 Wipeout
Everyone loves to see some sporting (I use the word loosely) mishaps and this fitness show filmed in Argentina – we assume safety laws didn’t permit it over here – is a great way to kick start that couch potato night.
BBC One 7pm The Magicians
Comedian Lenny Henry presents the magic contest in which sleight of hand artist Chris Korn is joined by Total Wipeout presenter Amanda Byram, master illusionist Luis de Matos teams up with Dragons’ Den entrepreneur Peter Jones, and conjurors Barry and Stuart pair up with comedy actor and musician Ade Edmondson in a battle in front of a studio audience to prove who is the best act.
BBC One 9pm Come Fly With Me.
You can’t miss Matt Lucas and David Walliam’s series which mocks the airport reality shows. Hilarious sketches that’ll cheer you up no end.
BBC 2 8pm Shooting the Hollywood Stars
If you want to get arty then flick over to BBC2 where fashion and celebrity photographer Rankin re-creates well-known images of film stars and explores the history of his profession in Hollywood. It’s a great watch for photo fanatics out there.
ITV 6:30 TV Burp
Harry Enfield’s TV burp may have gone down hill but die hard fans won’t stop watching. This one is for those out there.
ITV 8pm Take me out
The show goes like this: Women line up to find man, man comes out, women turn off lights if they don’t like him and then again after they’ve found out a bit more. Those with lights on are then judged by man who turns off the lights of those he doesn’t like. Picks a date and they go away together. Like a modern day Blind Date, without the er, blind spot.
BBC 2 9pm Arctic with Bruce Parry
Bruce Parry this week goes to Greenland and one of its last remaining hunting communities. Bruce wants to know how the melting icecaps are affecting Inuit people. Later, he heads south to investigate the country’s burgeoning mining industry where the melting ice has revealed metal-rich rock.
ITV 6:30pm Dancing on Ice
And it’s back. C list celebs team up with professional skaters to compete for a prize. This year Kerry Katona features on the show.